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Learn What Green Roofs Can Do for the City's Environment and People

[b]NYC Audubon Research Associate Debra Kriensky with Banded Herring Gull Fledgling on Jacob K. Javits Center Green Roof, June 7, 2017[/b][br]© NYC AudubonNYC Audubon Research Associate Debra Kriensky with Banded Herring Gull Fledgling on Jacob K. Javits Center Green Roof, June 7, 2017
© NYC Audubon

FIRST ANNUAL NYC GREEN ROOF RESEARCHERS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
Thursday, June 7, 9am-5pm
With the Urban Systems Lab at The New School

Join us to learn about and discuss cutting-edge research on green roofs at the first annual NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance Conference at The New School. This is the first-ever forum on the emerging fields of green roof science, policy, and education.

Coordinated by NYC Audubon with funding from The New York Community Trust, the alliance is a consortium of over 50 researchers, educators, and policymakers from 17 New York City and State institutions that are investigating the potential benefits of green roofs, developing a comprehensive overview of green roofs in New York City, and working to expand them across the cityscape.

The conference will open with a keynote by Alan Steel, CEO and President of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Topics to be covered include the development of a map and database of New York City green roofs, wildlife use of green roofs, the benefits of green roofs for stormwater retention and energy use, the role of green roofs in education, and ways we can change NYC policy to promote green roofs. Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Learn more and register for the conference here.

 


A Presentation on the Past Year's Conservation Highlights and Successes

[b]Semipalmated Sandpiper "4MX," One of 24 Sandpipers Banded with a NanoTag in Jamaica Bay in 2017. Nanotags Transmit to a Network of Receivers along the Atlantic Coast. Through This New NanoTag Program, We Learned These Birds Migrated North to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, James Bay, and Lake Ontario, among Other Areas.[/b][br]© NYC AudubonSemipalmated Sandpiper "4MX," One of 24 Sandpipers Banded with a NanoTag in Jamaica Bay in 2017. Nanotags Transmit to a Network of Receivers along the Atlantic Coast. Through This New NanoTag Program, We Learned These Birds Migrated North to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, James Bay, and Lake Ontario, among Other Areas.
© NYC Audubon

Join us on Thursday, June 14, for our annual conservation update, and learn about all the ways we've worked this year to protect New York City's incredibly diverse birdlife—from banding Semipalmated Sandpipers with NanoTag transmitters to track their migration along the Atlantic coast...to launching the New York City Green Roof Researchers Alliance to spur the creation of environmentally beneficial green roofs. Our board election and annual meeting will precede the lecture. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

NYC AUDUBON CONSERVATION UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING
By Susan Elbin, PhD, and Conservation Staff
Thursday, June 14, 6pm
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third-Floor Gallery
NYC Audubon conducts scientific monitoring in all five boroughs to understand how birds are using our urban environment and how this environment affects them, via Project Safe Flight, our Jamaica Bay program, and our Harbor Herons project. Join us as Director of Conservation and Science Susan Elbin, PhD, and our conservation team provide updates on what this research has taught us in the past year. This event is free and open to the public. 




Take a Guided Tour of the Audubon Mural Project

[b]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year[/b][br] Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon[br][br]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year
Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort by the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. In addition to seeing about 30 murals, our tours will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 per walk (20)

Learn more about the Audubon Mural Project and register for a tour here.

Visit the Audubon Mural Project website to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.


Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Accessory set, American, including muff and tippet, 1880–99. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; John James Audubon, Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Study for Havell pl. 291, 1831; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.


Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife On View at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition in partnership with NYC Audubon that melds fashion, activism, and the history of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, on view now through July 15, 2018, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmental activists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. 

Learn more about the exhibit here.

Take the Pledge and Make 2018 the Year of the Bird

2018 is the year of the bird! In honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and important bird protection law ever passed—organizations from around the world are joining forces to celebrate the "Year of the Bird" and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
 
Take the pledge and sign up to bird your world at www.birdyourworld.org.

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Birding by Subway Map

Learn about all of the great NYC birding hotspots and how to visit them by public transit using our interactive "Birding by Subway" Map.

 

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Our Video

Karen Benfield and Lark Song Media spent a year documenting our work and produced a terrific video that captures our commitment to the birds and bird-lovers of New York City. See our varied outreach and conservation programs in action by viewing "Who We Are: NYC Audubon."
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